Boston Mineral Club
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You do not need a college degree in earth sciences to join the club! We are open to all. We welcome and encourage new members to join the club. Membership
The Boston Mineral Club (BMC) was founded in 1936 to "promote the study and collecting of rocks and minerals, to encourage friendly cooperation among mineralogists and collectors, [and] to promote the study of mineralogy and related arts and sciences coming within the purview of earth sciences..."
In the pursuit of these goals, the BMC offers educational programs at club meetings, mineral collecting field trips, a newsletter, and access to our mineralogical reference library.
The Boston Mineral Club is a member of the American Federation of Mineral Societies and the Eastern Federation of Mineral and Lapidary Societies. The BMC also is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) educational organization.
The Boston Mineral Club is proud of its long tradition of conducting field trips to collecting localities throughout the New England area. Information about trips planned for the current year is published in our newsletters which can be found in the members only area of the website.
The club also organizes occasional trips to localities outside of New England. Previous destinations have included Nova Scotia, Kentucky, Georgia and Arizona. You can view photos of our 2009 trip to Nova Scotia here: Nova Scotia 2009.
Information about the regular monthly meetings of the club can be found on the meetings page.
The June meeting of the Boston Mineral Club will be held on Tuesday, 7 June, in Haller Hall (our usual meeting room).The focus of this meeting will be methods for mineral identification. The specific details are still being worked out and this page will be updated as details are finalized.
Please note that we have moved the start time of our meetings up by 30 minutes. The objective of this change is to end our meetings sooner to make it easier for our enthusiastic young members to attend on a school night. It will also allow members who have long drive home to participate in more of the meeting. As a result the Harvard Mineral Museum now will be opened for us from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Refreshments will be available starting at 7:00 PM and the meeting will formally begin at 7:30 PM with a short business meeting before starting the presentation. This new format worked well at our May meeting.
All of our meetings are open to the public. Members are encouraged to invite a friend to attend and see what the club is all about.
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